Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: Stephen Skok

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4015

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of animation and compositing techniques to build on your production, design and visual storytelling skills. You will examine the history of animation and be introduced to a diverse range of technical and cultural practices in animation. By completing media projects you will develop your practical understanding of sequence design, explore the elements and principles of animating sequences, and use compositing software programs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • work independently, taking responsibility for self-management and learning
  • solve problems effectively with initiative, creativity and consultation
  • apply knowledge and skills to interpret and translate material from a range of sources into a visual mediu

 In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

  • discuss historical and cultural practices in animation including their impact on current practice
  • select, analyse and apply appropriate techniques for a range of animation processes, including compositing
  • create a design for a visual sequence based on a brief
  • apply elements of live action and animation into images and sequences
  • apply industry practices from pre to post-production

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities may include classroom exercises, online, individual and group based activities. You will also be expected to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
All relevant course materials and lists of any suggested reading will be made available to you. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class activities, individual projects and peer and self assessment.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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